Congress MLA launches nullah project

Credit war on over covering of Shivaji Nagar nullah as BJP also holds function

Congress MLA launches nullah project

MLA Surinder Dawar inaugurates the project to cover nullah from Shingar Cinema Road to Transport Nagar in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 18

Finally after a long wait, the project to cover nullah from Shingar Cinema Road to Transport Nagar (also known as Shivaji Nagar nullah) was launched here today. Congress MLA Surinder Dawar from Ludhiana (Central) constituency in the presence of Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, Municipal Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal and party leaders and workers inaugurated the project.

Meanwhile, the credit war is on between leaders of the Congress and the BJP over the project.

Dawar said he had promised before 2017 Assembly elections that nullah from Transport Nagar to Shingar Cinema Road would be covered when the Congress forms government in the state. “It was my dream project. I fulfilled my promise by starting the project to cover this nullah today. The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 17.85 crore. I am thankful to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for releasing funds for the project. The project will be completed before next Assembly elections.”

The project to cover the nullah (drain) was hanging fire for a long time. The drain passes through Shivaji Nagar and the New Shivaji Nagar areas. The drain often overflows whenever it rains causing inconvenience to residents.

In 2018, a team of experts from Roorkee inspected the nullah to prepare a design to cover it. Residents had been demanding from the authorities to get nullah covered at the earliest.

Huge rush was witnessed during inauguration of the project today. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu said they would ensure that the project was completed at the earliest.

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